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A bold anthology that explores how photographers worldwide are tackling the maelstrom of family life. Sophie Howarth is a writer, teacher, curator and entrepreneur based in London. Co-founder of The School of Life, she has also been Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern and an Associate Curator for Artangel. Stephen McLaren is a widely exhibited photographer, writer and curator based in San Francisco. Howarth and McLaren are co-authors of Street Photography Now, also published by Thames & Hudson.

Family Photography Now

329 illustrations 24.0 x 27.0cm 240pp ISBN 978 0 500 544532 May £29.95

Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren


Family Photography Now presents 40 international image-makers who have turned their lens on the complex dynamics of the family, whether their own or other people’s. In these pages you will find Swedish stay-athome dads and Congolese first-time mothers, families with same-sex parents and families with identical twins, blended families and extended families, portraits made via Skype and portraits of imaginary families. Sophisticated art projects appear alongside highly personal images, many never before published in book form. From Magnum member Trent Parke’s darkly amusing shots of life in suburban Australia and Denis Dailleux’s portraits of Egyptian bodybuilders and their mothers to Elina Brotherus’s devastating records of failed IVF and Nadia Sablin’s elegy to her elderly aunts in rural Russia, this book takes readers on powerful journeys that are by turns moving, funny, thoughtprovoking and inspiring, encouraging us to reflect on how we photograph our own families. Complete with profiles revealing each photographer’s story and working methodology, and two essays analyzing the complications of family attachments and the ways in which these have been captured in photography of many genres and moods, this book will appeal to photographers both professional and amateur, and to anyone who has ever been intrigued by the dramas that are ordinarily played out behind closed doors.

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ISBN 978 0 500 289075 £19.95

Thames & Hudson Spring 2016 Catalogue  
Thames & Hudson Spring 2016 Catalogue